Lost in a lot of the coverage of Saturday's game was a realization that in the city that never sleeps (on basketball), the Nets looked as good or better than the Knicks did, beating the Celtics. And there's a lot to say about Brooklyn's rise.
Some, like the Daily News, might have taken it just a bit too far. "New York City has a new hoops headquarters — and it’s in Brooklyn," wrote Joseph Stepansky and Thomas Tracy. Still, their colleague, Tim Smith, got it just about right. "By making the playoffs in their inaugural season in Brooklyn, the Nets have served notice that they are relevant on the NBA scene in New York City."